Post-Baccalaureate Program

Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate LogoThe University of Miami Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate program is specifically designed for those desiring a career change or non-science majors interested in pursuing a health professional career in medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, podiatry, optometry, or veterinary medicine.

Program Overview

The University of Miami offers a non-degree program for college graduates who seek admission to a health professional program such as medicine (allopathic or osteopathic), dentistry, podiatry, optometry, or veterinary medicine.

Students who choose the University of Miami received a well-rounded education that balances classroom studies with intensive practical experience - all under the tutelage of some of the nation's most outstanding faculty. The program is designed for students who did not complete the classes required for admission by most health professional schools in their undergraduate curriculum. Additionally, research and volunteer opportunities are available for those interested.

Our program is tailored for students with little or no science preparation, and the coursework takes approximately one to one and a half calendar years to complete. This program is not for students seeking pre-health science enhancement.

Certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of all required program courses taken at the University of Miami (courses vary based on a student’s individual program needs). To qualify for the certificate, these classes must be completed with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.


Students applying for the program must meet the following requirements for admission:

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from an accredited 4-year college or university.
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA 
    • Official conferred transcript of completed degree program required
    • Only grades posted as of the date the application is submitted will be considered.
  • Have not taken two or more of the required program courses unless they were taken more than five years ago.

How To Apply

The University of Miami utilizes an online application unique to our program, allowing us to have a more comprehensive understanding of applicants.

Every step outlined below needs to be finished for the application to be considered complete and ready to review prior to the Friday, April 12, 2024 deadline.

  1.  Online Application
  2.  Upload Resume/CV and Personal Statement Essay
  3.  Request official transcripts for each college or university attended
  4.  Request two letters of recommendation
  5.  Pay the $75 application fee

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  • Online Application

    Complete the Application (opens in new tab).

    Note: applicants are able to save their progress and return as needed before the deadline.

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  • Supporting Documentation

    Applicants must submit their current resume/CV and personal statement essay using the secure link

    Submit Documents

  • Transcripts

    Transcripts from each college or university where you have an academic record are required and must be sent directly from the insitution to the University of Miami Office of Pre-Health Advising. 

    Electronic copies are preferred and can be sent to

    However, if this is not an option hard copies are accepted by mail at the address listed below.

    University of Miami
    Office of Pre-Health Advising
    ATTN: Post-Bacc Program
    1000 Memorial Drive
    Ferre Building, Room 315
    Coral Gables, FL 33146

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required. All letters must be signed, dated, and submitted on official letterhead directly to

  • Application Fee

    Pay $75 application fee, payable by credit card only using the secure link below.

    Submit Payment

    Refund Policy: The $75 application fee for the Post-Baccalaureate Program is non-refundable.

    Privacy Notice: No information provided while registering for the program will be sold or made available to companies or organizations not affiliated with the University of Miami. For more information, click here.

Program Courses

  • General Biology (BIL 150)
  • General Biology Lab (BIL 151)
  • Evolution & Biodiversity (BIL 160)
  • Evolution & Biodiversity Lab (BIL 161)

  • Principles of Chemistry (CHM 121)
  • Chemistry I Lab (CHM 113)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHM 221)
  • Chemistry Lab (CHM 114)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHM 222)
  • Organic Chemistry I Lab (205)

  • Biochemistry (BMB 401)
  • Organic Chemistry II Lab (CHM 206)

  • College Physics I (PHY 101)
  • Physics I Lab (PHY 106)
  • College Physics II (PHY 102)
  • Physics II Lab (PHY 108)

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  • Tuition & Fees

    The current tuition rate is $2,421 per credit hour.

    Tuition charges are assessed based on the number of credits and the number of courses the student is enrolled in. For a complete list of charges, please refer to the University of Miami Academic Bulletin

    Financial Assistance

    Financial assistance is not available for this program. Students who enroll in this program seek private funding in the form of educational loans. For more information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid webpage. 

  • Program Support & Services

    • Individual career advising
    • One-on-one academic advising
    • Composite committee letter and letter packet written by the program director
    • Assistance with the application process and letter submission to the centralized application service portal(s) 
    • Assistant with on-campus research and volunteer opportunities
    • On-campus tutoring services

  • Housing

    On-campus housing is not available for Non-degree or Graduate students. The Department of Housing and Residential Life does assist students with off-campus housing information and resources here.


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Program Contact

Office of Pre-Health Advising and Mentoring
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Phone: 305-284-5176

Fax: 305-284-8278

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1000 Memorial Drive

Ferre Building, Third Floor

Coral Gables, FL 33146